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Coral Springs Physical Neglect

In many physical neglect cases in Coral Springs and Florida, nursing homes and other liable parties may take steps to hide their conduct and abuse. They may get rid of records, hide records, discourage staff from speaking out, and surround themselves with attorneys in order to protect themselves from liability. In these cases, nursing homes and assisted living facilities will sometimes finger point, claiming that a doctor caused a medical problem or that a patient refused help or was already ill. Many facilities are also protected by insurance companies who sweep in to protect their clients.

In these cases, it is important to work with a qualified personal injury attorney in Coral Springs or your community who can get to the bottom of the abuse allegations and can build a strong case on behalf of you and your family. If you would like a free legal evaluation of your situation with no obligation, contact Flaxman Law Group today for your case review.

Why Do Physical Neglect Cases Occur?

Physical neglect occurs in many situations, including:

  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Daycares, camps, and other child care settings
  • Private homes
  • Care homes
  • Retirement homes
  • Palliative care environments
  • Hospitals and clinics

In some settings, patients, residents, and others in care need help securing the basics of life. For example, an injured adult in an assisted living facility may need help getting food and water. A child will generally rely on parents or a caregiver for shelter and clothing. An elderly person in a nursing home may need assistance getting dressed or washed. When those in charge fail to provide the basics of life, this is a form of abuse known as physical neglect.

Physical neglect is a serious problem that can lead to catastrophic injury. In some cases, it even leads to fatalities. This form of abuse is also completely preventable and is usually caused by:

  • Understaffing
  • Undertrained or poorly screened staff
  • Lack of good policies
  • Lack of supervision
Building a Strong Legal Case

There is no excuse for physical neglect and the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group believe that negligent nursing homes and care homes should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law when their negligence leads to injury and harm. Unfortunately, proving physical neglect can often be challenging and often requires extensive investigation as well as complex medical testimony. If you suspect that you may have a case, contact a personal injury attorney to review your options carefully. An attorney can tell you whether you have a claim and can help you understand your rights.

Before you make any decisions about your case and before you sign any paperwork, contact the attorneys of Flaxman Law Group. The attorneys of Flaxman Law Group can offer you a free case consultation and can help you review your legal options as well as any insurance or settlement offers you have received. You can get a thorough and personalized assessment of your situation so that you can make an informed decision that can help at you and your family.